Three violations at Millstone nuke complex in Waterford

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found three violations at the Millstone nuclear-power complex in Waterford. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy just issued a statement indicating that he is in touch with DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee about the violations. “Dominion Power needs to fully cooperate with federal regulators in this probe,” Malloy said in a statement. “My […] [Read More]
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Uber making Goodwill move in Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford

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Who needs goodwill in Connecticut more than Uber, the shared-ride company that is loathed by taxi and limousine drivers? They’re offering free pickup, but you first have to download the application on your gizmo, device or laptop. This is from them: “In the spirit of the season, we are teaming up with our friends at […] [Read More]
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Consensus revenue fails to meet hopes and expectations

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Word has it that the consensus revenue figures due early this evening will make budgeting even tougher for lawmakers as they craft the new two-year spending package set to take effect July 1. April tax collections have lagged, confirming Republican predictions earlier today. So the General Assembly will have to come up with $90 million […] [Read More]
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Finance Committee poised to approve statewide tax rate for vehicles

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Lawmakers were being briefed today on the variety of proposed changes to the state’s tax structure that are being proposed to support the planned $605 million increase in spending. One of the items included in the discussion this afternoon/evening on the tax package in the Finance Committee will be a statewide mill rate of 29 […] [Read More]
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Malloy vetoes college-closure bill

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  HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s first veto of the legislative session on Monday targeted a bill that would have given the General Assembly the ultimate authority on whether the Board of Regents could close state colleges or universities. Malloy said the bill, which started as an effort to prevent the planned closure of […] [Read More]
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General Assembly’s day in the life

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-A-day-in-the-grind-of-the-capitol-6222528.php   [Read More]
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What’s a little $pending cap?

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HARTFORD – The legislative Appropriations Committee is poised to push through a two-year $40.47 billion budget that raises spending $605 million over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s February proposal. The plan includes a controversial accounting tactic that would remove about $1.5 billion from the constitutional spending cap that is bound to generate Republican criticism when the […] [Read More]
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CCAG hammers Republican budget

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The atmosphere in the Capitol has been collegial this afternoon, following the release of the Republicans’ “Blueprint for Prosperity” budget. But here’s this slam from Tom Swan, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, who has been focused on a bill that would penalize big chains for paying low wages. “While we were encouraged that […] [Read More]
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